Just how good a player is Eric Gales? Check out this brand-new episode of Dunlop Sessions, which was posted to Dunlop's YouTube channel June 1. In the clip, Gales, a mighty lefty, throws down killer licks with his band and discusses his diverse range of influences, his first-ever performance and the importance of music as a way to express himself and connect with other people. The band includes Eric Gales on guitar and vocals, LaDonna Gales on additional vocals, Aaron Haggerty on drums and Steve Evans on bass. For more about Gales (who also happens to be a very humble, nice guy), visit ericgalesband.com.
Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.